Newly elected Governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde has declared that his administration is about to set up an anti-corruption intervention in the state and that he is ready to give up his immunity if found guilty of any corrupt act.
In a press release by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, quoted the governor saying on Sunday during a two-day orientation programme organised for members-elect of the 9th Oyo State House of Assembly.
He has stated that plans for establishing the agency was a part of his administration’s readiness to tackle corruption.
He revealed that the lawmakers would get a bill in quest of establishing the Oyo State Anti-Corruption Agency immediately after the induction.
According to the release, when the agency is established, it will be authorized to zoom its lens and place focus on both individual and government institutions in the state.
Governor Makinde opened up on his keenness to renounce his immunity and appear before the agency if found guilty.
“The first Executive Bill we are bringing to you is for us to set up an Anti-Corruption Agency for Oyo State. And I will waive my immunity, if I am found not to be above board, to face that agency,” he stated.
The governor also made promises to work with the state assembly to assure financial sovereignty up until the local government administration.
On security, Makinde said his government was hell bent on making the state one of the safest havens in the country by coming up with these measures to curb insecurity.
According to the governor, the decision to proscribe the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) a few days after taking office was borne out of the resolve to ensure that the state was not held to ransom by a few individuals.
He implored the members-elect to work towards a cordial relationship with the executive.
Makinde disclosed that his administration had four major areas to focus on, which included economy, agriculture, poverty alleviation and infrastructure development.
“We want to expand our economy and lift as many of our people as possible out of poverty.
“We want to use agriculture to expand the economy. It is not by just saying it; we have to see real action and most of our infrastructure will be made to target our economy and we need to work together on this,” the governor stated
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